I'm so lucky to have so many furiends!

Saturday, August 15, 2009

The V.E.T.

Holy Cow! It was hot in the car when we first got in there!
It was a bright sunny day with a beautiful blue sky today.
I was trying to tell Dad to go left instead of right but he didn't listen to me. He drove straight to the V.E.T. I thought he loved me but I'm not so sure anymore....traitor!
There were two little girls out front with this cute puppy. They really liked my dress (Thanks again Lorenza).
Hailey greeted me when I got inside. She loves me!
This is the office where my Aunt Shannon works. Do you remember meeting Griffin when we were in the parade together? Well, surprise! He went to work with Aunt Shannon today. Momma said he has gotten bigger and filled out more. I just think he looks serious.
We got into a room and had to wait. I don't like waiting too much; I paced and whined the whole time.
Dr. Snyder came in and talked to Mom and Dad about my thinning hair. I don't really get what the big deal is, its just hair. Then she checked my teeth and said I need to get a cleaning ASAP! Mom said she was a bad mom and has not done that in quite a while.
Then she felt over my body and under my tummy. Hey, this isn't so bad after all.
She listened to my heart too but that thing was cold!
Next, time for my shots. Mom took a picture but didn't know if she might cause someone to pass out if she put that photo on here so I've spared you. I tried to climb on top of Dad's head to see if he would get me outta there.
He didn't so then I tried to climb on Aunt Shannon, which ended up not being a smart thing to do.
Cause she helped Dr. Snyder trim my toenails.
I don't too much like having my toenails trimmed. I understand why so many of my furiends don't like being groomed. Mom said at least I didn't have to be muzzled like my brother, Max. (I never got to meet him but I think I woulda liked him.)
Then, Aunt Shannon held me while the V.E.T. did something to my behind. It didn't smell too great and it kinda hurt too. You guessed it! Momma and Daddy had them squeeze my butt. Traitors!
Mom didn't get a picture of this but I wanted to make sure the V.E.T. understood exactly how I feel so while they were paying I peed and pooped on the floor! That's what you get for squeezing my butt! When we got back in the car I gave Mom this look....just to make her feel extra guilty.
Then I relaxed! It was over. I like to rest my head on both Mom and Dad. Makes me feel safe.
Next, we went to the City Shelter to get my driver's license.
They had bunnies for adoption. Mom said if Max would have been there he woulda tried to eat the bunnies so it wasn't very smart for them to put the bunnie's cages on the floor.
There were 3 of these puppies being adopted. I sniffed them but they weren't really guys I wanted to make furiends with. While we were inside, there were people and dogs outside. I think some of the people were thinking about adopting the dogs. All of a sudden, we heard lots of snarling, growling and barking. There were 2 big dogs out there fighting. Only one of the dogs was on a leash and the workers were having a real hard time getting them separated. They kept pulling on the dog with the leash so it couldn't fight back but the other dog kept attacking it. I think the dog with the leash got hurt. They brought him through the room we were in and he dripped blood all over the floor and there was blood outside when we left. I felt bad for him because I don't think the people helped any by holding him back while the other dog kept attacking. You know what I mean?
We got my driver's license so I am a legal resident in my city now.
Well, that was quite a stressful day for me so on the way home, we made a pitstop.....
Mom went in and came out with a bag and then we went home. Can you guess what is going on here?
I'll give you a hint....
I was exhausted after all that excitement today. It was most certainly nap time for Twix!
After my nap, we went outside and I got this little cup of ice cream!
I thought maybe I could get a better angle if I tipped the cup over.
There, that's better!
Mom had to be a brat and set the cup back up.
So, I tipped it back over.
Then she tried to take it from me but I latched on and tried to stop her. I finally let go cause she said I could have some more later. I couldn't have it all because Dr. Snyder said I had gained 2 pounds and I should not to gain any more weight.
Mom tried to blame Dad for me gaining some weight but it was her idea to stop and get ice cream!

Note from Mom: We talked with Dr. Snyder quite a bit about Twix's hair loss. She said it wasn't something totally abnormal given she has always had issues with it, even when she was a pup, and that on top of her age could be most of it. We can have some tests ran if we choose to do that in the future. She said she would be more concerned if Twix was itchy and scratching alot but that is not the case. She said we could try to switch foods to see if that helps as she could have developed an allergy to that knowing she has food allergies. She did say it is good she is not bald and that is something that can be an issue for doxies....Dachshund Pattern Baldness. So, basically, we learned we don't need to worry about this too much since she is not showing any other health symptoms. We will just continue to try to keep her warm. She did get her shots today and weighed 13.2 pounds. Last year she weighed around 11 pounds. Dr. Snyder said she was not overweight but she should not gain any more weight or we will have to put her on a diet.
Thanks to everyone for their concern about our baby. We are so fortunate to have all of you as our friends.

27 comments:

hero said...

Hi Twix,

Looks like you had a good outing to the vet... even though dad didn't listen to your navigation advice... BOL. The ice-cream must be paw-licking yummy, what's the flavour? Tangy squirrel or rodent surprise?

Licks, hero

Brownie said...

Twix, I am so sorry you had to go to the vet and get your patootie squeezed! Oh the indignity!

I feel sorry for the poor leashed doggy too... I wonder what the unleashed doggy was doing running free!

You look super cute in the yellow dress, and even cuter eating the ice cream!

Woodrow, Sweetie, MJ Campanella said...

great to hear everything went well - woodrow had a baldness issue and CoQ10 works really well to stop it

mmnn ice cream

Woodrow - Sweetie - Sherman

Lorenza said...

Hi, Twix!
Your post brought flashbacks to my mind! They do all those things (squeezed butt included) to me when I go to see them!
I am so sorry for that doggie. I hope he is ok!
My mom could faint if she sees blood!
You had DQ ice cream!!! Yummy! I love it too!
I hope you have a pawesome sunday!
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

ps. I showed your post to my grandma and she was so happy looking at you wearing your dress!

The Army of Four said...

Well, my focus is on you getting to meet new friends and go to DQ! Those are two of my VERY favorite things!
Play bows,
Zim

The OP Pack said...

So glad to hear you had a good checkup despite the shots and butt squeeze AND then got to have DQ - lucky pup. You looked quite lovely in your yellow dress.

Woos, the OP Pack

Bijou said...

Hi twix,

Going to the vet is no fun at all but at least you got some ice cream out of it! Mom thinks maybe I need to have my butt squeezed too cause Banjo keeps sniffing it! I'm glad to hear your missing fur isn't anything serious.

Wags & wiggles,
Bijou

chicamom85 said...

Oh my goodness Twix, I almost passed out during your ordeal. I am so glad it is over for you. It brought back horrible memories for me. You were a good girl, my favorite is "the look" you gave your Mom. You have got that nailed my friend. Twix, you look very trim and you know the camera adds on 2 pounds so don't listen to them, you are fine. I love Dairy Queen. Don't worry about the hair thing either, bald is beautiful(ask my Dad).

licks and sniffs, Sasha

Madi and Mom said...

Twix.....Madi and I are exhausted...boy you had a busy day...That was some trip to the vet...but it ended with ice cream so all isn't bad. We're glad your skin issues aren't serious. Madi's vet trip in July ended pretty much like yours...well she isn't overweight but she CAN'T gain any more. HA. I weight 11.75.....He he he!!! You watch my weight and I'll watch yours...ha
Madi and Mom

sadermaxx said...

Hi Twix! I 'm so glad your visit to the vet went so well and the important thing is that your healthy, and the hair loss isn't that big of an issue. We were hoping that your visit wold be a good one.

Kalyxcorn said...

nice! you may be balding but you're still my girlfriend!
hugs, b.

Abby said...

Hi, Twix...

Wow...What a busy day...I'm glad your hair loss isn't anything serious...

You got your Driver's License??? Next time you can drive & you won't have to worry about your Dad going the wrong way...

You can drive straight to the Ice Cream store & forget all about the Vet...

Abby xxxooo

Thor said...

Hi Twix! Glad that everything was well on your visit to the vet! I bet your ice cream was delicious! You look very pretty in your yellow dress!
Thor

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Woo did look furry khute in your dress!

Your guilty look pikh had to be the reason woo got ICE KHREAM!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra
PeeEssWoo: I hope the doggies aren't hurt too badly

Cole said...

What a busy day! I'm so glad that the Vet doesn't think there is anything really wrong.

What a beautiful dress you're wearing! Where does your mom find all your pretty clothes?

Mochi and Mommy said...

I'm glad everything went well at the vet! Too bad about the shots and butt squeezes, but aren't you glad it's all over now and you got yummy DQ! :)

Mochi

ScrapsofMe said...

Twix! Girlie! You look soooo freakin cute in the little yellow dress! It's goes perfectly with your coloring. You need to find a better nail salon where they use a drimmel tool instead of those pinchy thingys. OUCH! Those hurt. Puffy has to have his done at the VETs like you did...cuz he's a BAD DOG and has to be muzzled and hog tied to cut his nails, but us princess types prefer to have our nails shaped properly and then buffed. No sharp edges to catch on our pretty dresses. And the squeezy hiney thingy...makes me wanna clamp my tail down tight tween my leggies. You defintely deserved DQ ice cream after that. Our DQ has these cute little doggie cones they give us when we go through the drive through. I hope you have a better week...maybe a new outfit will cheer you up.
Bonnie

DoDo and MoMo said...

We hate the monthly "butt squeezing" too! ^^:

happy said...

Hi Twix, glad you had some ice cream to made up for the vet trip.

SEDONA said...

Twixie, you are a trooper! Going to the V.E.T. is a necessary evil. Heck, I might even be persuaded to go if I knew there'd be *ice cream* at the end! Can you believe my lame human *still* hasn't let me try some??
I'm so glad your hair loss is nothing serious.
BTW, my human says she has a version of Photoshop so she'd gonna do some experimenting for a girls' night out post :-)
Your pal,
Sedona

Cloud the Wonder Dog said...

Wow Twix, they really worked you over, at least you got to have ice cream at the end! And that made us sad about the poor doggie that got beat up, we hope he is alright.

Luv,
Cloud

Martha Basset said...

Hi Twix
Sorry we are late - our mum has a work day today and our dad can't blog!
We are so relieved that the vet has told you mom there is nothing to worry about with the baldness - our mum tells our dad that too - he seems perfectly healthy even though his hair is certainly disappearing!
That was rather a dramatic day for you at the vet - we were very impressed you didn't need a muzzle to have your nails clipped. Bailey does!
The best bit about your day we felt was that ice cream - lovely pictures of your day.
love and kisses
Martha & Bailey xxx

Martha Basset said...

Ps we hope the dogs were ok!

Tiffany and the Munchkins said...

Going to the V.E.T is never fun. They are always poking and prodding and stressing us out! We are sorry you had to go through all that, but we are happy that everything is OK and your hairloss isn't an issue. We think you are adorable no matter what! Oh and we are jealous that you get ice cream!

Oh yeah, you asked us about the shirts we had on in our Wordless Wednesday last week. Mom got them from www.barkindogclothes.com. Mom likes them because of their prices! She says in this economy, its all about bargains.

Chihuahua kisses,
Bentley & Lexus

BRUTUS said...

What a busy day Twix!
Loved your pretty yellow dress - you'll do great following Lorenza fashion advice! Glad they weren't too hard on you at the v.e.t. I hate the but squeezing thing, but don;t feel too bad - my mom does it to me every week!! If not I get very stinky, usually on her clean covers in bed... Anyways, we thought of you this weekend - went to a dog fair and just had to check out the wiener dog races (check it out in our post - we put it there just for you)!!

Icecream-less Snorts -
Brutus the Frenchie

Joey and Maggie said...

What a well-documented trip to the vet, very nice! Loved the part where you tried to enlist your aunt for help and ended up getting your nails trimmed! It was all worth it for the special treat though.

Anonymous said...

Twix, you were a very brave and exemplary patient. I am proud to have you for a niece. It is puppies like you that make me LOVE my job!!

Love, Aunt Shannon